Monteverdi - Vespro della beata Vergine
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Cat No: ALPHA705
Format: Blu-ray + DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 4th December 2015
English Baroque Soloists
ConductorJohn Eliot Gardiner
In 1610, Monteverdi gave his Vespers for the Virgin in Mantua before conquering the Basilica of Saint Mark in Venice. This was the first great sacred masterpiece of the Baroque. Following the brilliant Orfeo (1607), the Vespers borrow its opening fanfare and positioned Monteverdi as the leading composer of his time.
John Eliot Gardiner founded the Monteverdi Choir, one of the worldís finest choruses, specifically for this work, which he conducted for the first time in 1964 and subsequently recorded twice. With the present recording, where the image ideally accompanies the music, Gardiner wanted to make more perceptible the spatialisation that characterized Venetian music, by using the specific architecture and different levels of the Chapelle Royale at Versailles.
DVD9 & Blu-ray
NTSC / All regions
Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1
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